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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: Peterson Pires on January 13, 2021, 08:08:40 PM

Title: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 13, 2021, 08:08:40 PM
Hello, next month I will check the valve clearances on my motorcycle. I do not have the service manual and I did not find very clear information in the internet about the values ​​of recommended(Inlet and exhaust). Another question, is the interval for this check every 40,000km? If anyone knows and can share I am very grateful.

My motorcycle is: Tiger 800 xcx 2015/2015
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: SOHUTAA on January 13, 2021, 08:30:57 PM
Here is an extract from my documentation in French !!

If your games deserve correction, will you do it yourself ?


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Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 13, 2021, 08:43:36 PM
Thank you very much SOHUTAA.
I have a friend with more experience in mechanics than me, so I'm going to ask him if he can help me. If he can't I will do it myself.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: samsgrandad on January 13, 2021, 11:28:52 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have a look at Muddy Sumps service videos in this section of the forum for an in depth method of checking and adjusting valve clearances.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: PapaTom on January 14, 2021, 07:59:59 AM
A word of caution.
Muddy sumps great video is on a Gen1 bike.
I'm assuming the 2015 bike will be a Gen2.
Very similar but the access to the Gen2 is a bit more awkward and there are extra components to remove.
Enjoy.

 :031:
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 14, 2021, 09:24:25 AM
Thank you very much for talking about this point of attention.
Guys, is it possible to buy the service manual in pdf? I did some research on the web but I couldn’t find were to buy it.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Stevie.P on January 14, 2021, 11:52:22 AM
Your easiest option may be a Haynes manual, either a good bookshop near you could order one without too much extra cost (if they regularly order/sell international books?) or Haynes can ship it worldwide. They also do it online, at the same book price for 1yrs access, but not as a pdf, you have to view it on screen.

https://haynes.com/en-gb/triumph/tiger-800/2010-2019
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 14, 2021, 01:11:18 PM
Hi Stevie.P, I have a subscription to Haynes. But I noticed that for some procedures they are not very specific. For example, in the Tiger Gen1 service manual the values ​​for Inlet and Exaust are:

Inlet: 0,10 - 0,20mm
Exhaust: 0,275 - 0,325mm

And these values ​​are different for GEN2. So Haynes is excellent for most procedures, but if they were more specific with some information it would be perfect.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: PapaTom on January 14, 2021, 01:17:49 PM
Hi. I have the latest haynes manual that covers gen2 and it is fine for the valve check and adjust.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 14, 2021, 01:33:40 PM
Yes, the manual is excellent, the procedures are very well explained. I do not have the printed manual, but I believe it is different from online access. And there is no information in the manual (Intake and Exhaust) according to the Generation of the motorcycle.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: AvgBear on January 15, 2021, 04:30:46 PM
These two references are not the same:

*Originally Posted by SOHUTAA [+]
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*Originally Posted by Peterson Pires [+]
Inlet: 0,10 - 0,20mm
Exhaust: 0,275 - 0,325mm
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Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 15, 2021, 04:47:37 PM
Exactly avgbear, that's why I said that the Haynes manual does not specify these values. It is necessary to check according to the Gen of the motorcycle. These values ​​are in the manual (3856764, Edition 1, 11.2012). So I believe it is referring to Gen 1 only.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: AvgBear on January 16, 2021, 02:04:23 AM
 :0461: But, in addition to the clearance disparities shown in the SOHUTAA linked chart -- the clearances listed are exceedingly small (inlet clearences almost too small to measure).
And, the "Limit of Service" measurements are larger than the clearance settings. That's not what happens in use -- the clearances tend to close-up / get less (smaller).
All of which seems to sow some doubt on that chart (IMO)?
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: philmcglass on January 16, 2021, 02:22:45 PM
Extract from xrx 2015 manual
Interval for check (and adjust) 12000miles 20000km

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/valves.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: philmcglass on January 16, 2021, 02:59:42 PM
SOHUTAA  data seems to be valve stem to guide clearance.

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/guide-clearance.jpg)
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: AvgBear on January 16, 2021, 04:59:52 PM
 :460: Thanks, that clears it up.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: SOHUTAA on January 16, 2021, 07:52:01 PM
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
SOHUTAA  data seems to be valve stem to guide clearance.



Sorry, actually I got the wrong table. . .  :034:
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: PapaTom on January 17, 2021, 11:32:35 AM
*Originally Posted by philmcglass [+]
Extract from xrx 2015 manual
Interval for check (and adjust) 12000miles 20000km

(https://photos-cdn.tiger800.co.uk/valves.jpg)

*  As shown in my Haynes manual. *